Why service mesh adopters are moving from Istio to Linkerd

Service mesh, in case you’re unfamiliar with it, is an infrastructure layer that facilitates service-to-service communications between services or microservices via the use of a proxy. This offers a number of benefits including secure connections and visibility of communications. The two main competitors in the service mesh space are Istio and Linkerd, and the market has recently seen a shift towards the latter.